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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Feb 15, 2009 6:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Question of 1967....

A few particular 1967 favorites that imo are essential, along with favorites already suggested, are:

Viola Lee Blues from August 4
http://www.archive.org/details/gd67-08-04.sbd.hanno.16752.sbeok.shnf

Alligator from August 5
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1967-08-05.sbd.10356.shnf

(the legendary O'Keefe Center - Toronto, Canada shows)

The sound quality is what it is, the performances make up for it, grin and bear it - as most of us '60s cats do.

If you want both beauty and perfection from 1967 (besides the excellent ones already listed elsewhere in other posts),
go for the first 4 songs from November 11, the Shrine in L.A. -
http://www.archive.org/details/gd67-11-11.sbd.sacks.1613.sbeok.shnf

As I wrote in the review, "Blistering solos throughout Lovelight and Schoolgirl", and Death Don't Have No Mercy is top shelf as well.
Then the audio quality drops down a notch, though the performances are solid silver.

Turn it up!